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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No worries: If a person's fasting blood glucose is higher than desired, a non-fasting HbA1c test can be done to reveal the average blood sugar over the past 3 mon ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes, absolutely: Hi. Yes, a fasting serum glucose is easily diagnostic of diabetes. There are 4 means of diagnosing diabetes: fasting serum glucose, random serum gluco ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Needs confirmation: A single fasting blood sugar over 125 needs confirmatory tests to diagnose diabetes. this can be a second fasting blood sugar over 125, or a Hemoglo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
It was not fasting: Even small amount of oj means you were not fasting. Repeat the test without drinking any caloric beverage. U can drink plain water though.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes!: You are def a diabetic. Get a glucose meter and check some fingersticks. Completely NL in the AM fasting is 70-100. 101-125 is borderline, >125 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience in Diabetology
Yes: The fingerstick test will tell you what the level of blood sugar is - either high or low or normal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Different tests: Insulin & glucose are 2 different ways to measure diabetes. Insulin is produced by pancreas to keep sugars under control. We measure glucose to see ho ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Urine glucose: If your GTT is OK and the 2 hour urine only a trace high, I don't think you have anything to worry about. That said, be careful with your food and dri ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
No. For most blood: tests fasting=not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the b ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Only if testing for : It. It will only show up in the testing if they're looking for it.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Blood glucose goes up and down through out the day. Blood glucose goes up after eating a meal, usually peaking in 1-2 hours and then it goes back dow ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Primarily: Insulin and glucagon
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not ideal: There are multiple tests for diabetes but preferred are fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels. Generally, these are tested on two separate occasio ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Normal FBS: Between 65-99 mg/dl - impaired fasting glucose (ifg), prediabetes, is between 100-125 mg/ dl. Fbs of 126 mg/dl or higher is in the diabetic range.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: There is a set of rules for interpreting the results of ogt and it should be done by your doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Fasting blood sugar (FBS) measures blood glucose after you have not eaten for at least 8 hours. It is often the first test done to check for prediabet ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: A good quality glucometer may not be as accurate and a true blood test but it is a great and very precise mode of checking you sugar on a daily basis
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
What's your question: Why was your serum Insulin checked in first place? What's the reference range given for insulin? How did your ordering physician interpret test for yo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience in Diabetology
Very reliable: There is a specific technique that miust be followed when doing finger sticks. If the procedure is properly performed the results are quite reliable. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Various lab test: Cmp: comprehensive metabolic panel: tests for a variety of different metabolites and studies activity of certain enzymes. The lipid panel is used to ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Yes it does. If you have the blood drawn fasting, you have a good way you screen for diabetes (fasting serum glucose). The CMP also measures many ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No they do not.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
No: For cholesterol.

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